2006 Volkswagen GTI Edition 30 review and pictures

Posted on Monday, 20 November 2006 , 14:11:08 byEmil

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Volkswagen GTI Edition 30

German carmaker Volkswagen is offering the special model Golf GTI Edition 30. Under the hood it hides a 2.0-liter FSI engine capable of developing 230 BHP and it runs on 18-inch allow wheels. The design study had its world premiere in May 2006 during the Golf Record Day in Gelsenkirchen. The optical appearance of the study was maintained. A further identification of this special edition can be seen in the Edition 30 lettering at the rear. The carmaker designed a new interior to celebrate the anniversary of the vehicle. The price for the model starts at EUR28.175 for the car with the manual transmission and from EUR29.925 for the one that sends the power to the wheels through a double clutch gearbox DSG.

For its 30th birthday Volkswagen is now offering the special model Golf GTI Edition 30 and can be order immediately:
- Increased performance: 2.0 Turbo FSI engine with 230 bhp
- 18" alloy wheels and gearshift lever in golf ball design

The design study of the Golf GTI Edition 30 developed by Volkswagen Individual had its world premiere in May 2006 during the Golf Record Day in Gelsenkirchen. Since then enthusiasts from all over Europe have sent their compliments to Wolfsburg with a clear message: the vehicle must be built to those exact specifications!

The optical appearance of the study was, therefore, maintained; its main characteristic being the matt black 18" "Detroit" alloy wheels. With no further cost the customer can have the titan silver wheels "Rockingham", also in 18" format. Further features are the front and rear aprons and the side trims in the vehicle colour and also the cherry red rear lights. A further identification of this special edition can be seen in the Edition 30 lettering at the rear.

A new interior has been designed to celebrate the vehicle's anniversary: the leather elements of the top sports seats are combined with the classic GTI "Interlagos" checked design in the centre. Further elements are the red stitching on the three-spoke leather steering wheel, the gearshift lever gaiting and on the handbrake lever. Red Edition 30 lettering can be seen on the door sill and the deco strip ("brushed aluminium") above the glove compartment. Foot mats with red edges and, of course, the gearshift lever with the golf ball design fulfil all the birthday wishes of the loyal fans from all over Europe.

The Golf GTI Edition 30 costs 28,175 euro (manual gearbox), or 29,925 euro (double clutch gearbox DSG). The Volkswagen Bank has attractive financing packages on offer. The anniversary GTI can be purchased for a monthly payment starting at 247 euro using the so-called three way financing package "AutoCredit" over a period of 48 months with an APR of 1.9 percent and a down payment of 20 percent.